Cultural Engagement

What is Cultural Engagement?

Cultural Engagement provides students with the opportunity to develop an empathetic understanding of diverse communities and cultures (domestically and/or globally). By undertaking one of a variety of suitable experiences, this unit allows students to develop their understanding and capacity to contribute ethically and responsibly in a socially, culturally and linguistically diverse world.

Examples: Volunteering domestically with the likes of St Vincent De Paul and RSPCA, or internationally with tours to places such as Peru, Zambia, and Nepal.

Key features

  • Host must be a registered not-for-profit organisation or NGO.
  • Unpaid voluntary placement.
  • Does not require a discipline-specific focus.
  • You must not have volunteered for this organisation before
  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of eight (8) credit points for undergraduate.
  • Pre-requisite of the successful completion of four (4) credit points for postgraduate.

Who can apply?

This unit is available for credit to undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties, who are eligible to use a WIL unit towards their degree.

Please be aware that this unit is currently unavailable until further notice. Please contact the WIL team at to discuss alternative options.

Program enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this unit for 1 credit point and are required to enrol (upon approval) in:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

This unit is currently unavailable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2021 until further notice. Please contact a member of the WIL team to discuss your options.

All applications are subject to the approval of the WIL Team. If you feel ready to submit an application for a self-sourced placement via InPlace, please click the button below to view the step-by-step guide and download the necessary documents.

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